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, no matter what happens which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense from td ameritrade. >> eliot: i'm back with dan gross of "newsweek" and the daily beast. brian beutler and eric bates. i want to start out with the financial trend financial packs that i mentioned earlier in the show. dan, would that be a bad idea? a good idea? something that we should think about and hold in reserve for another day. >> i actually think it's a good idea. the economists say if you want something less of something tax it more. if we want less speculation and less out of control training by these crazy machines that are doing hundreds of thousands of trades a day to capture a fraction of a penny in economic gains, taxes it would discourage those and raise a fair amount of money in a fairly painless way in trading. >> eliot: would this be an useful compromise point? you want the capital markets to be liquid. you want to allocate capital efficiently among businesses and he cansectors. all of that used to happen before the hedge fund that were driven by computers. you could butt a transaction tax it on
it is either science are an littics when it is contrary to an idealogy they very much want to embrace. have you tried to engage with the leadership of the republican party to say if you're an litically correct i support you but you're not let's follow the empirical data. >> we met with some people on the hill in washington, democrats and the principles in both the house and the senate. when it came to the republicans the principles would not meet. they sent their lackeys underlings, their staffers. we got a split reaction. some in private conceded that taxes would have to go up. others were true believers, they had drunk the kool-aid and walked out on us. so, you know, i would say that, you know, ventures up to capitol hill are exercises in political 166. >> eliot: once again what troubles me so much is the unwillingness to confront data, to look at what has worked in the economy. you have studied the history and know the marginal tax rates were up when our economy was booming early in the last century. how do they square those positions. >> i can't speak for them. i don't live in the bubble an
other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. jennifer >>>> i want the people who watch our show to be able to come away armed with facts and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them that you're put on this planet for something more! i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action for themselves. as a human being that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> 13 missed before the top of the hour here, meredith shiner "the roll call." you can follow her @rollcall.com or better yet on twitter twitter @meredithshiner. somebody like peter follows your tweets and let's you know what you are saying. >> peter: this is my gig. i follow tweets to bill and read them on air. i am looking to branch out. >> can you do part-time personal assistant duties? >> peter: tota
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